The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at wevl.org. In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at tim@wevl.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: A Tisket A Tasket

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb and His Orchesta.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Let Me Off Uptown

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Let Me Off Uptown" by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra featuring Anita O'Day on vocals.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Fare Thee Well Deacon Jones

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Fare Thee Well Deacon Jones" by Lucky Millinder.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Louise

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Louise" by Django Reinhardt.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Playlist For April 17, 2019 Pledge Drive Special: Happy 100th!

The playlist for the April 17, 2019 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle Pledge Drive Special:  Happy 100th! has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.  

Spring Pledge Drive Special: Happy 100th!

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The Swing Shift Shuffle Spring Pledge Drive Special is TONIGHT, and we are wishing a Happy 100th Birthday to the artists of the Swing Era who were born in 1919.  Music from Nat King Cole, Anita O'Day, Marion Hutton, Israel Crosby and more!  Tune in tonight at 6:00 p.m. Central, say Happy Birthday, and make a pledge to support the home of the SSS, WEVL FM 89.9
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Sunrise Serenade: The Ghost Of Smokey Joe

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "The Ghost Of Smokey Joe" by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: How Come?

Although reported a bit late, today's Sunrise Serenade was "How Come?" by Anita O'Day.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: It's A Long Way To Tipperary

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "It's A Long Way To Tipperary" by Ella Logan and the Spirits of Rhythm.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Sunrise Serenade: Sing An Old Fashioned Song

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Sing An Old Fashioned Song" by Red McKenzie and His Rhythm Kings.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line